According to Chinese medicine Lamb is one of the most effective foods with which to build blood and warm up the circulation – it is recommended that the lamb be prepared as a stew in a slow cooker/crock-pot, or slow cooked on the stove, with root vegetables and nutritious nutrients and herbs & spices. Be creative with this recipe and make changes and variations as you wish.
- Take a few pieces of lean lamb, and add to a large pot.
- Next, add: Chopped onions, garlic, ginger, chives/green onions, and chopped fresh parsley
- Add whatever is available of the following seasonal root vegetables: Chopped sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, potatoes, turnips, etc.
- Add some dark greens, such as chopped spinach, bok choy, or kale, etc.
- Add a hand full of dried prunes (pitted)
- Add one tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses
- You may add a bit of Tamarind paste for taste and nutritious value
- Add the following herbs and spices: 1 tsp of Sea Salt, ½ tsp of Black pepper, 1 tsp Turmeric, ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper, ½ tsp of powdered coriander seeds, 1 tsp of Paprika, 1 tsp of Thyme, 1 tsp of Rosemary, and ½ tsp of Sage
- Lastly Add: 2 cups of Water, 1/2 cup of Juice (Orange, Mango, OR Prune)
- Turn slow cooker on and let it cook all day or night! If you are slow cooking it on the stove, bring to a boil and let it simmer on slow temperature for at least 2 hours – check on it regularly and stir the pot – add more water if necessary to make sure it maintains a nice stew-like consistency.
- You may consider adding tomato/vegetable blend/soup as a base for variety OR consider using coconut milk and curry-based spices to make a nice coconut curry stew, OR use Lemongrass to add flavor.
Happy cooking – If it doesn’t turn out the way you want it the first time, keep adding and removing ingredients until you make it just right for you 🙂